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Lady Sophia's Lover (Bow Street Runners Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Kleypas
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover?
could she seduce the most marriageable man in London?

Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal—to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house.

Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason...the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gently—yet sensuously—brush against him. Every night, she promises with her eyes—and her body— that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleep—if only he'd let her share his bed.

She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage...

Are you ready to be seduced by New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Kleypas and her most compelling love story yet?

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Against the grit and glamour of London's crime-fighting Bow Street operation, Kleypas weaves an exceptional early-Victorian-era romance that is driven by much more than mere sexual attraction and sizzling loves scenes (of which there are plenty here). Political, social and familial conflicts heat up this story, and not all of the resolutions come easily. Ever since her younger brother died in prison, Sophia Sydney has had one goal in mindto find the magistrate who sent her brother to prison, worm her way into his office and his heart and then destroy him both politically and emotionally. Handsome Ross Cannon, London's most powerful and irreproachable magistrate, is not the hard-hearted devil she had expected, however. Known as the Monk of Bow Street for his celibacy following his wife's death, Ross is fair and forgiving, which Sophia soon learns when she takes up a position as his office clerk and housekeeper. The chemistry between the pair is palpable, but several obstacles stand in the way of their happiness, not the least of which is the shadow of Sophia's brother. With the exception of Sophia, who is given to histrionics, Kleypas's characters are well drawn and refreshingly levelheaded. Even her villain, a famed thieftaker, displays surprising dimensions. Through deft plotting and simple yet stylish prose, Kleypas distinguishes herself as a master of her craft.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


“Through deft plotting and simple yet stylish prose, Kleypas distinguishes herself as a master of her craft.”

Product Details

  • File Size: 570 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0380811065
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC12IM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,563 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page-turner crackling with sexual chemistry January 10, 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I resisted this book for months because it seemed like it was everywhere - supermarket, bookstores and all over amazon. I usually avoid things with mass appeal and, not having read anything from this author before, I was worried it would be in the vein of Stephanie Laurens (whose style I just don't care for). But my trepidation was without merit - I really enjoyed this book!
I found this a story fast-paced, well developed and teeming with sexual tension from the first page! Sir Ross Cannon, seemingly so cool and aloof, but smolderingly sexy just below the surface. He's a good guy who works too hard and holds himself to impossibly high standards. He is also very lonely. Since his wife died five years ago he has immersed himself in his work as Chief Magistrate at Bow Street becoming one of the most powerful men in London. But as they say "all work and no play . . ."
Enter Sophia Sydney. Daughter of a viscount who's fallen on hard times she comes looking for a job. But she has an ulterior motive - to seduce and disgrace the man known as the "monk of Bow Street" for the virutal death sentence he imposed on her brother years before. She expects Sir Ross to be a portly old man but he is far from it. So much the easier for the seducing - then again maybe not. For she is as attracted to him as he is to her. Could become a problem . . .
Well of course it does resulting in some really steamy encounters along the way. And when Ross is wounded, her scheme is completely abandoned when she realizes that she wants nothing more than to care for him. She's come to see what a kind, intelligent, well-intentioned man he is.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Kleypas classic in the making!! June 8, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What can I say about this book? I was filled with anticipation over Sir Ross Cannon's story!! The most fascinating love stories are always about the elusive, mysterious man. Sir Ross Cannon appears to be cold and aloof on the surface, but underneath this man smolders!!
Sophia is another bold Kleypas ingenue. She sets out to trap Sir Ross to avenge her brother's death, yet, as she learns what makes Sir Ross tick, she finds herself caught in a trap of her own making.
This book is sensual and passionate. The chemistry between Ross and Sophia shows from page one. Also present is the usual "Kleypas twist" that always keeps the reader guessing.
Overall, I give this book a 5. This book has everything that you could want in a romance. What I like most about Ms. Kleypas is her ability to weave a sensually rich story in the most simplistic way. I also like the fact that the characters spend more time exploring their attraction to each other than fighting it. Even though both characters have suffered in his or her own way, they don't dwell on it and are mature enough to love again.
I read this book in one night because I couldn't put it down!! I even had to re-read a few passages because I was so intrigued. Ms. Kleypas is always willing to explore romance and sensuality in a way that very few romantic authors are willing to explore. I always come away wanting more after reading a LK novel. If you're already a Kleypas fan, you won't be disappointed. If you haven't read a Kleypas book before, you are in for a treat!!!
I can't wait to read Nick Gentry's story!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Since her brother was sent to a prison hulk for a petty crime and died there, Lady Sophia Sydney has thought about avenging his death and her loneliness. She hatches a plan to work for and seduce the man who sentenced him and therefore left her without any family. Once she succeeds in getting him under her spell, she plans to ruin him personally and professionally.

Sir Ross Cannon has been in charge of the Bow street officers who are in charge of keeping London safe. When the beautiful blonde walks into his office applying for the job of his assistant, Ross doesn't know what hit him. But when Sophia starts taking over his personal and professional life, neither of them are ready for their fiery chemical attraction.

When I read the first book in this series Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street, Book 1), I wasn't that impressed; I liked it OK but it dragged a bit for me. But quickly into the first chapter of this book I knew I was going to like it a lot more than the first. I found it refreshing and charming. Lady Sophia isn't a simpering virgin. She's strong willed but not hard, resourceful, determined, sweet and beautiful.

Ross is a widower who has made up his mind never to love or marry again and for the past 5 years that has been a non issue. He has found it easy to rebuff the ladies that fawn over him. But Sophia is different and it's an attraction he doesn't want to ignore. He is equal parts alpha and beta male and that made him an irresistible hero.

This story was fun and sexy and there are some unexpected surprises that have me eager to read the next book in the series: Worth Any Price (Bow Street, Book 3). Enjoy!

Cherise Everhard, July 2008
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great #2, good read.
I was so glad all these books were published before I got my Kindle. I could buy the whole series at one time and just go from one book to the other. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Gatorfan
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a very convincing story or compelling plot.
Very lurid, pedestrian setting, utterly predictable. Misleading title. Not one of Kleypas more compelling works.

This one is a miss.
Published 6 days ago by mosslake
4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot and strong female protagonist...
I have been reading a few of Kleypas books because I am drawn to her storytelling and characters. This story is well written, interesting and has a strong female protagonist.
Published 1 month ago by Dulce Ramos
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book.
Awwww...Ms. Kleypas. Have yet to read a bad book written by her.
Published 1 month ago by O.R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and Sexy!!
Another book by Kleypas. She writes so well in her older novels. This book is about a beautiful woman Sophia who seeks revenge on the man she perceives ruined her life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kiltsandswords
5.0 out of 5 stars Sophia would have to be my favorite heroine in the bow street runners...
Sophia would have to be my favorite heroine in the bow street runners series. Compared to the other two female leads, she has a more interesting background. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MrsJB
4.0 out of 5 stars Explains a lot
Good tie-in with Nick Gentry's story.
Published 2 months ago by winemakerct
4.0 out of 5 stars Insight Into Bow Street
It was interesting to get some insight into the workings of Bow Street. The story was engaging; it was well-written.
Published 3 months ago by VEK
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors, and she doesn't fail to deliver in Lady Sophia's Lover. This book includes romance, mystery and a historical setting.
Published 4 months ago by margaret dearing
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but bloated
Story was overblown at times and droned on with background musings of characters. Were it not for this issue, it was overall an interesting read.
Published 4 months ago by Krista M. Roehrig
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Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women's fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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